Hike along the "Victoria Lines"

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Map of the hike along the "Victoria Lines"

Information about the hiking route

Route: 23,1km
Rise / descent: 564m / 535m
Duration: 08: 00h
Height chart: see map (click on button below right)


The "Victoria Lines" is a centuries-old military fortification in the northern part of Malta, consisting of several watchtowers and fortresses that are connected by a long wall. Some of the facilities are still used for military purposes today. In 1998 the "Victoria Lines" from Malta were nominated for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The defense system runs once across the island of Malta along a natural elevation. If you want to explore the "Victoria Lines" on a hike, it is best to start in the east of the island and then walk west (start: Kosta bus stop). The trail ends in Mgarr. A stop at the United restaurant is highly recommended here (Link: www.unitedmgar.com).

The hiking route along the "Victoria Lines" is available as a GPX file download (in a package with the 6 stages of the long-distance hike Malta-Gozo) and is also shown in the matching PDF hiking map.

Pictures from the "Victoria Lines"


  1. Ray Cachia Zammit
    4 November 2020

    From Fort Bingemma to Bingemma Gap, Dwejra: the detour shown on the map (detail reproduced here) is NOT necessary. The farmhouse seems to block the route but it is possible to walk around it and regain the Victoria Lines infantry wall which can then be followed across Bingemma Heights, following the contour of the Great Fault.

  2. Biguet
    25. February 2023

    February Late 2023, my wife and I used the above dates to walk the Victoria line. It was sunny, with approx. 20°C.
    We started as indicated from Kosta bus station, around 10h30. The path was easy to follow thanks to our GPS and the map. It would deserve more cleaning / branch cutting to be total pleasure.
    Just before Mosta, the trail becomes the road Triq Il Fortizza Tal Mosta, around a big quarry HM22. Not very comfortable, with plenty of cars and trucks going fast. Nice places to have a lunch down Wied Il-Għasel, close to the stream, with shadows and fresh air.
    We stopped following the path at "Victoria Lines" as per google (https://goo.gl/maps/MJBjdQgmuj2bf3Cq8), going straight to the North to Binġemma then L-Imġarr without going to the far West.
    We reached L-Imġarr at 4 pm and enjoyed a cold beer and orange juice (guess who choose what). Quite an easy ride, that I do not recommend to perform during hot weather.
    Many thanks to Franck for this well documented trail.

    1. Frank
      26. February 2023

      Hello Biguet! Thank you for your feedback! That makes me very happy!


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